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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: AV336
  • Format: BLU-RAY DISC
  • UPC: 760137537885
  • Street Date: 05/25/21
  • PreBook Date: 04/20/21
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy
  • Run Time: 129 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1995
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 0
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Brad Pitt
  • Actor: Bruce Willis
  • Actor: Madeleine Stowe
  • Actor: Christopher Plummer
  • Actor: David Morse
  • Director: Terry Gilliam


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12 Monkeys Steelbook

The Future Is History

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THE FUTURE IS HISTORY Following the commercial and critical success of The Fisher King, Terry Gilliam's next feature would turn to science fiction and a screenplay by Janet and David Peoples (Blade Runner, Unforgiven) inspired by Chris Marker's classic short film La Jetée. In 1996, a deadly virus is unleashed by a group calling themselves the Army of the Twelve Monkeys, destroying much of the world's population and forcing survivors underground. In 2035, prisoner James Cole (Bruce Willis, Die Hard) is chosen to go back in time and help scientists in their search for a cure. Featuring an Oscar-nominated turn by Brad Pitt (Fight Club) as mental patient Jeffrey Goines, Twelve Monkeys would become Gilliam's most successful film and is now widely regarded as a sci-fi classic.


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Bonus Materials

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Optional DTS 5.1 Master Audio and 2.0 stereo soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by Terry Gilliam and producer Charles Roven
  • The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys, feature-length making-of documentary by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe (Lost in La Mancha)
  • The Film Exchange with Terry Gilliam, a 1996 interview with Gilliam and film critic Jonathan Romney, recorded at the London Film Festival
  • Appreciation by Ian Christie, author of Gilliam on Gilliam
  • The Twelve Monkeys Archives
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Limited edition Steelbook featuring newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
  • Limited edition booklet featuring writing on the film by Rabin, and an excerpt of Gilliam on Gilliam by Ian Christie

Sales Points

  • Ranked as one of the all-time best sci-fi films by Screenrant, IGN, Looper, Reader's Digest, AV Club, Rotten Tomatoes and dozens of others
  • This is a limited-edition steelbook of the most popular film from cult director (and Monty Python's) Terry Gilliam
  • The first Academy Award Nominated performance by Brad Pitt, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2020

Press Quotes

Arrow has once again stepped up to the plate and provided a release with solid technical merits and some appealing supplements. Highly recommended.


Arrow Video's new Blu-ray looks (and sounds) great. New to Arrow's edition is a Q&A with Gilliam about the film recorded during the late '90s, as well as a video appreciation by Gilliam historian Ian Christie. If you're a Twelve Monkeys fan, this is the b

     —Under the Radar

12 Monkeys is another of Terry Gilliam's masterworks, but it's also his most accessible film when it comes to audiences. Arrow Video's treatment of the title proves that even though the film has had multiple releases, a really good one was always around t

     —The Digital Bits

12 Monkeys Is the Apocalypse Movie We Need Right Now


12 Monkeys now seems not only visionary but prophetic; the dates and specifics of its pandemic may not match up with ours, but the emotions and psychology do.

     —The Playlist


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